Bradley Homes Inc.


PO Box 437015
Louisville, KY 40253

Tour Of Remodeled Homes

11 Bersheba Drive, 40245

Kitchen, Great Room, Den And Powder Room Remodel

The property and square footage of this 1970s home were ideal for an extended family, but the kitchen and family room were cramped, dated and dark. Brad Hicks of Bradley Homes, and Lesa and Richard Buckler of Details Furniture Gallery and Design, envisioned something much different. Their vision turned into a reality that reflects the homeowner's desire for an interior that resembles an upscale farmhouse.
Opening up the wall between the great room and kitchen jump started the project. The kitchen is now perfect for a family that enjoys cooking to-gether. White custom cabinets with inset doors are paired with wrought iron hardware and a black and gray-veined soapstone countertop. In-cabinet lighting highlights a collection of dishes. An old walnut mantel was repurposed as the top for a new black furniture-like island. The brick wall, installed behind trim, not butting against it, continues a sight line from above the sink to the end of the kitchen. The refrigerator, dishwasher and icemaker are concealed, but the six-burner Wolf range has a prominent place in the kitchen's design. A niche behind the range and a shelf above the window attest to the impact of small details.

The stairway leading from the breakfast area to the second floor was opened up, permitting the construction of storage under the stairs.
Raising the doorway from the foyer to the hearth room gave a greater sense of space to both areas. Removing a wet bar and adding a tall passageway to the living room created more light and a line of sight from the kitchen through the living room to the front yard. The hearth room's ceiling of dark beadboard and an unattractive mantel were re-moved. A hand-hewn beam from an 1800s barn was refashioned as a new mantel for the stone fire-place that was also accented with crown molding.
A unique powder room was designed by elimi-nating part of a closet and building a curved wall to mirror the curve of the stairway in the foyer.
The homeowner and Richard Budder built a mantel for the existing Empire-style mahogany fireplace in the den. Cabinetry that flanks the fire-place was painted, as was the room's paneling.
Although windows on the front of the house were replaced a few years ago, they had not been properly endosed from the exterior. Restyling un-der the windows was included in the renovation.
The project also involved adding an electric sub-panel in the basement to accommodate increased electrical demand, and installing the cabinet and recessed lighting in the kitchen and recessed light-ing in the hearth room.
Some HVAC supply lines and the cold air retum were moved. Drains were added and the powder room's plumbing room was relocated.

Brad Hicks is dedicated to the mission of the Hopeful Hearts Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors. Hopeful Hearts is a Christ-centered organization founded to meet the spiritual, medical, nutritional and basic living needs of an organization committed to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children around the world.

Hopeful Hearts Foundation, Inc.


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